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Please help. We want to know if our pup is a pure breed Belgian Malinois or a cross breed. His small face/head looks like a German Shepherd. I saw a Belgian Malinois (same age) and the head is large that's why I wondering and thinking that our pup is not a pure breed Mal. He is already 5 months old at present, but he only weights 16lbs. Your answer is highly appreciated.:)
By Jhay M.
Your dog looks like a Belgian Malinois; I am not sure. I have a Belgian Malinois.
My guess is yes he does look like a pure bred Malinois. I say this because my son, a police officer, has a K-9 of the same type. he just retired this past year.(the dog) They are a very intelligent breed. I would highly advise some sort of training, they learn so well. They are a thin dog also. I hope I've helped, you have a very nice looking dog.
Thats a Malinois shepherd mix. You can clearly see the shepherd coming through. Most Malinois are very slender. The shepherds are more stocky. Plus a Malinois head is usually thinner. Shepherds have a more broader head. I would guess a definitely shepherd in the mix.
I don't think your dog is a purebred Belgian Malinois but she definitely looks as if there's some of that breed in her background. Her nose and her coat don't appear consistent with the Malinois.
I see a lot of Malinois in your pup, but the tail looks off so maybe there are some other genes in him.
Has the vet weighed in? The vet can see things I can't like his teeth, jaw, hip and bone structure.
Post back with an update. Hugs to the sweet pup!!
It looks like your dog has a high percentage of Malenois. Otherwise there may be some doberman and/or GSD.
My neighbors recently gave me their 5 month old puppy claiming he's a Malinois so I got curious and searched how other dogs of the same breed look. Now after comparing him with a few others he's kinda different. Could anyone tell me if he's a Malinois mix? If yes, I would like to know what kind of crossbreed he is. Nothing against it, I love all dogs.
What a handsome guy! So sweet! Our local police dog was a pure malinois and looked a little different from your fur baby. I am thinking he is a Shepherd mix.
He looks a lot like this sweetie:
Your vet can look at his teeth, jaws, hips and bone structure to give you a good guestimate!
Wishing you a list lovely life together!!
Your pup does look like malinois.
The only other bred similar is German shepherd, but yours does not look it.
It looks purebred from the photos if you want an opinion :)
It sure looks like one to me, but only a DNA test can tell for sure.
Does anyone think my new puppy is a jet black Belgian Malinois? I'm looking for a dog breeder who could tell if she is a pure Belgian Malinois.
I guess the first question would have to be - what were you told when you acquired your new puppy? Do you not trust the previous owners to be telling you the truth about the breed? Did you receive any papers stating the breed? I'm assuming you sere told this puppy is a pure bred Belgian Malinois but the only way to tell for sure is with a DNA test as a breeder would not be able to tell you the blood line for sure and they would want a lot of information to even discuss it with you.
Dog DNA test kits are available from many pet stores, on-line (Amazon, eBay and others) and from your vet. DNA test kits cost $65 - 200 dollars but your vet can tell you more about these testa.
Here is a link that explains about DNA tests and also a link of a kit for sale but shop around if buying on line as there are many to choose from.
It seems you have not had your puppy for their first vet visit so I would like to encourage you to do this as soon as possible as there are so many things that can happen to a young puppy in their first year. This would also be a good time to discuss your puppy's breed. Here is a link to all the things you should discuss with your vet.
It appears to be a Belgian Malinois cross.
This my dog when she was around 5 months old, but she is 1 year old now. I don't have her picture yet so I'll leave it here. Since I know that this will not be a purebred one, so is there a chance that she has a Belgian Mal trait or Belgian Mal dna? She look so like a Belgian Mal based on her coat and color, but her height is just a little different from a purebred one, based on my own research.
There are some similarities. Here is more info about this dog - en.wikipedia.org/
I have a feeling that you have found the dog online and want to adopt this dog from what you have written. In order to really get a good idea of the dog and what the breed may or may not be it is better to have your own photo of the dog. When the dog finally comes to live with you I would take the dog to the vet. The vet would confirm one way or the other. I do believe the dog is mixed a yes it could be mixed with Belgian Malinois but like I said this will be hard to determine until the dog comes to live with you.
Picture is not the best quality but the only thing that I can see that resembles a Belgian Mal is the black nose as the a pure bred has stand up ears for sure.
This puppy looks like a mix but there is no way to tell true breed by just looking at one picture - even a good picture.
Your vet may be able to help a little but cannot tell you if it is pure bred - only a DNA test can tell you this information.
DNA test kits can be purchased online, pet stores and from a vet so if you wish to know more this is probably what you should try.
Just be sure he receives all of his first year shots/vaccinations as these are essential to his remaining healthy.
Is my dog a pure bred Malinois? It is hard to tell because I've seen them small and compact and I've seen them larger.
My vote is Malinois, Beautiful !
I also vote yes for your dog being a pure bred Malinois. It's a very good looking dog.
Your dog looks purebred to me.